Sorenson Media and
Pinnacle Systems have announced plans to deliver live video and audio streaming for Apple’s QuickTime technology via Pinnacle’s StreamFactory product line. Initially, StreamFactory supported RealNetworks and Windows Media Player formats.
StreamFactory is a rack-mounted, 1RU (Rack Unit) high Web media encoder that Pinnacle has developed for corporate, studio and educational Webcasting. The hardware depends on Sorenson Media’s recently announced QuickTime-based Broadcaster for Windows software.
StreamFactory itself sports a variety of video inputs, including serial digital, YUV, Y/C, and Composite (FireWire is coming too, according to Pinnacle); PAL and NTSC support; removable hard disk and CD-R drive; and 10/100baseT Ethernet. The system itself is controlled through a remote Web browser.
Pinnacle Systems GM Greg Lowitz said that Sorenson Media has earned a reputation for delivering high-performance streaming media technology. “We are thrilled to forge this alliance to deliver live QuickTime on StreamFactory that targets content delivery networks, enterprises and educators worldwide,” said Lowitz.